We are very pleased to welcome you back to services at the MFJC being held in our Parking Lot. It’s not the same, but it’s a lot closer and so far it has been very meaningful.
Attendance will be by subscription only. Services will be conducted outdoors in our parking lot and attendees will be limited to 40 people. We will continue to “Zoom” weekday services for those who are unable or unwilling to attend in person.
In order to provide a reasonably safe environment we ask that you follow these guidelines:
Practice social distancing and wear a face mask while on the shul premises.
Please do not attend if you are not well, you have Covid-19 symptoms, you have tested positive for Covid-19, or if you have been recently exposed to someone else who has.
Bathroom use is to be limited to absolute necessity. Please note, services range to a maximum of 1.5 hours.
Bring your own siddur, chumash and tallit.
Tent covering will not protect in severe storms. In such a case, minyan will not meet.
MFJC’s In-Person Minyan Schedule
After safely and successfully hosting our Third round of outdoor services, and unless things change for some reason, we will be conducting Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Shabbat Morning Services in our Parking Lot.
The Schedule for the coming week:
Sunday Morning, July 26 @ 8:00 AM Monday Morning, July 27 @ 7:30 AM Thursday Morning, Tisha B’Av July 30 @ 7:30 AM Thursday Afternoon, Tisha B’Av July 30 @ 8:00 PM Shabbat Morning August 1, Shabbat Nachamu @ 9:00 AM YOU MUST sign up to attend! Follow this Link to sign up
We pray that this is just the beginning toward fully reopening our shul community!
Mazal Tov 2020 Graduates!
MFJC’s Need To Know During Our Building Closure:
Socially Distant; Spiritually Near
Dear MFJC Family,
While the physical Building is closed, we are thinking of ways to stay spiritually connected. Let’s reach out to the vulnerable among us; let’s check in with our neighbors and friends more regularly; let’s commit ourselves to prayer and Torah study. A little bit of light chases away a great deal of darkness. Please be in touch and help us all stay connected!
Lifting Our Spirits – Staying Connected
The Challenge of being apart is somewhat lessened by the possibilities of connecting via Zoom and other platforms.
Please take advantage of the offerings and we will continue to tweak as our needs demand
Please Note: Zoom Links are NOT provided online in order to protect the security of our online meetings. Be sure you are receiving and reading the weekly Email for each week’s offerings and updates
1. Daily Prayer – Every Morning we will convene on Zoom for Morning services, 730AM
Every Morning we will recite a Mourners Kaddish at the opening and close of Services. We will recite the Rabbis Kaddish following our Dvar Halacha at the very end of services
2. Zemer Yomi – Daily Song – Follow this link for Rabbi Menashe’s Recorded Song of the Day – Zemer Yomi
3. Torah Class – Bi-Weekly Torah Portion – Monday and Thursday Zoom Session, 10:10AM
4. Kids Jew Zoom – Tuesdays, 400PM – a place for kids to sing, pray, study torah, and practice Hebrew and connect with Rabbi
5. Erev Shabbat – Fridays 630PM – We Welcome Shabbat together with blessings, Song and words of Torah
6. Havdalah – Saturday Nights – With Music, We Say Goodbye to Shabbat together and Get Ready for a New Week. This Zoom begins approximately 10 minutes after Shabbat ends.
7. Talmud Study – Sunday Mornings, after Tefillah, Approximately 8AM, we study Tractate Sanhedrin via Zoom
8. Yahrzeit Zoom – If you would like to recite a Kaddish with a minyan for an evening Yahrzeit. We will convene as needed at 8PM
How Can We Help You? How Can You Help Us?
During these uncertain times, it is more important than ever that we support one another so that we can be sure each one of us has what we need to stay safe and well. The ways we offer support will likely unfold over time as the situation changes and as our needs change.
Please let us know if you are home bound and may need material support of food, money, medical attention, phone check-ins -please let us know by replying to this note.
Likewise, if you are available to help out by making phone calls or helping fill the needs of the home bound or those who are unwell, please let us know by replying to this note.
In the Torah, when building the Temple, Moshe calls for donations of time and materials. The response is so robust, even excessive, says the Torah, that the engineers call for the community to hold back their donations.
This is a time when our community is being called to give from itself. Let’s model ourselves after that first Jewish community that heard the call for help in the face of a need and they gave generously from their hearts.